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Silhouette
Debut Series 1968 Hot Wheels
Produced 1968 Only
Designer Bill Cushenberry (Real-World Car)
Harry Bradley (Hot Wheels Model)
Number #6209
Silhouette

The Full-Sized Silhouette

Silhouette real

  • The candy apple red, all steel-bodied Sillouhette was hand formed and built by Bill Cushenberry, starting with a modified '56 Buick frame. The car was completed by the summer of 1962, and sported a fuel injected Buick engine and wire wheels. These highlights were replaced in 1963 by a dual quad 429 Ford and slotted mag wheels. The Show Car was then purchased by Ford to tour the with the ICAS events as a featured car of the Ford Custom Car Caravan.
  • The complete half of the windshield in front of the integrated roll-bar is hinged at the base to tilt forward. The steering column also raises to allow for easy access into the red and white leather interior, which features a "floating" instrument panel and bucket seats.
  • The Photo and information for the full scale Silhouette is sourced from the book "Showtime" by Michael Sheridan and Sam Bushala

Description

The Silhouette was one of the cars released in the 1968 Hot Wheels series, also known as the "The Sweet Sixteen". Despite its' sleek and futuristic 1960's design, it is considered the least valuable Hot Wheels car of the 1968 year because there were so many produced.

USA Versions

The Silhouette has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Notes: USA castings have clear glass, silver wheels, a one-piece interior, and shorter, thicker side pipes. Colors are descending in rarity from most common to most rare.

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Aqua Aqua / Metal RL 6209 USA
Silhouette Aqa
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue  Blue / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Silouette US Blue White Int
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Gold Gold / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Silouette US GReen Champ Int
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Green / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple Purple / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Silouette US Purple White int
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Red Red / Metal RL 6209 USA
Silhouette
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Antifreeze Antifreeze / Metal RL 6209 USA
Silhouett Anti
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Hot Pink Hot Pink / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Light Blue Light blue / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Apple Green Apple Green / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Silouette US Apple Green White Int
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Magenta Magenta / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Olive Olive / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Silouette US Olive WHite Inte
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Orange Orange / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Silouette US Orange White Int
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Rose Rose / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Creamy Pink Creamy pink / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Yellow Yellow / Metal RL 6209 USA
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Brown Brown / Metal RL 6209 USA


Hong Kong Versions

The Silhouette has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Notes: Hong Kong versions have blue tinted glass, chrome foil wheels, a two-piece interior featuring a steering wheel stuck into the dashboard, longer, but thinner side pipes, and four square placement holes in the chassis. Colors are descending in rarity from most common to most rare.

Year Series Color Sticker Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type cast # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Purple Purple / Metal RL 6209 HK
1968 Silouette HK Purple Dark Int
968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Antifreeze Antifreeze / Metal RL 6209 HK
1968 Silouette HK Antifreeze
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Blue Blue / Metal RL 6209 HK
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Green Green / Metal RL 6209 HK
Silhouette Grn
1968 Hot Wheels Spectraflame Pink Pink / Metal RL 6209 HK

Retooled Versions

A new tool and die was created for the 1993 Hot Wheels 25th Anniversary release.

The Silhouette has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
1993 25th Anniversary Series Metalflake Purple Metalflake Purple / Metal Blue tint Dark Gray RL China Silhouette VintPrpR
1994 FAO Schwarz Gold Series Collection Maroon Painted Red taillights, tiny White Hot Wheels Logo Maroon / Metal Clear White RL Gold 5715 China Limited to 3000 Silhouette FAO
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